#Orwells1984 : “The latest illiberal proposals for curbing speech in the name of fighting hate or untruths are being cheered by some liberals. But among their targets could be Zionists and Israel’s leaders.”

Don’t think a ‘reality czar’ would spare Israel and the Jews
by Jonathan Tobin
February 4, 2021

It’s easy to scoff at some of the latest ideas being floated in some prestigious quarters for new limits on freedom of expression. But at a time when Big Tech companies are flexing their muscles to clamp down on people or movements they oppose in a way that was unimaginable just a few years ago, when The New York Times and CNN talk about government, Internet and social-media companies joining forces at some time in the future to police what they see as dangerous speech, it would be foolish to ignore them. This past week, the Times published a proposal for an interdepartmental “reality czar” who would ensure that people spreading whatever the governing classes decide is disinformation. READ MORE

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